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U.S. Relationship

St. John's, Antigua port and skyline at twilight.
St. John's, Antigua port and skyline at twilight.

U.S.-Antigua and Barbuda Relations

The United States established diplomatic relations with Antigua and Barbuda in 1981 following its independence from the United Kingdom. Relations between the United States and Antigua and Barbuda are friendly and cooperative. The United States has supported the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s efforts to encourage the country’s economic development and to improve its citizens’ security and standard of living.
St. John's, Antigua port and skyline at twilight.

U.S. Assistance to Antigua and Barbuda

U.S. assistance to Antigua and Barbuda is primarily channeled through multilateral agencies such as the World Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank, and through the U.S. Agency for International Development office in Bridgetown, Barbados. Antigua and Barbuda also receives U.S. counternarcotics assistance, and it benefits from U.S. military training, exercises, and humanitarian civic assistance construction projects, including through the Caribbean
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St. John's, Antigua port and skyline at twilight.

Bilateral Economic Relations

Antigua and Barbuda is a beneficiary of the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), which grants duty-free entry into the United States for many goods. The CBI aims to facilitate the economic development and export diversification of the Caribbean Basin economies. Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM).

Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Investment Climate Statements

The Investment Climate Statements analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses and provide information on the business climates.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since August, 2021 the United States has donated 73,350 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Antigua and Barbuda. This includes 73,350 Pfizer doses. Of the 73,350 vaccine doses, 100% were donated through bilateral agreements.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.

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